OWCA has 8 committees for 2021. Each committee is chaired by at least 1 OWCA Executive Board Member. OWCA members can also serve as co-chairs when needed.
The Accessibility Committee champions accessibility efforts in other committees and develops accessibility resources for OWCA.
Chair: Brooke Hessler (At-Large Representative)
Co-Chairs: Jenelle M. Dembsey (President), Megan Boeshart (At-Large Representative)
- Hideki Nakazono, University of St. Augustine
- Jess Mazaheri, Point University
- Ellen Cecil-Lemkin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact the Accessibility Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conference Committee organizes the OWCA’s 2021 virtual conference.
Chair: William De Herder (Conference Organizer)
Co-Chairs: Jenelle M. Dembsey (President), Anna Shapland (Student Representative)
Contact the Conference Committee: email@example.com
The Diversity Committee champions diversity efforts in other committees and develop social justice resources for OWCA.
Chair: Anna Shapland (Student Representative)
Co-Chairs: Luke Shackelford (Student Representative)
Contact the Diversity Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants & Fundraising Committee
The Grants & Fundraising Committee pursues opportunities and grants to raise money for OWCA.
Chair: Elle Tyson (Treasurer)
Co-chair: William De Herder (Conference Organizer)
- Allison Haas, McHenry County College
Contact the Grants Committee: email@example.com
The Liaison Committee represents and connects with other associations, organizations, and affiliations to promote partnerships and the OWCA.
Chair: Sarah Prince (Vice President)
Contact the Liaison Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentoring & Resources Committee
The Mentoring & Resources Committee coordinates the OWCA mentoring program and develops resources to support mentoring in OWC work.
Chair: Beth Nastachowski (Secretary)
Co-Chair: Luke Shackelford (Student Representative)
- Emily Gresbrink, University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- Michelle Cohen, Medical University of South Carolina
- Paula Rawlins, Yale University
- Michelle Hager, San Jose State University
Contact the Mentoring & Resources Committee: email@example.com
Virtual Events Committee
The Virtual Events Committee schedules and facilitates small virtual events for OWCA members and the wider writing center community.
Chair: Megan Boeshart (At-Large Representative)
Co-Chair: Paula Rawlins (At-Large Representative)
Contact the Virtual Events Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website & Communication Committee
The Website & Communication Committee manages the OWCA website and membership software and coordinates website updates with other committees.
Chair: Jenelle M. Dembsey (President)
Co-Chairs: Cynthia Pengilly (At-Large Representative), Elle Tyson (Treasurer)
Contact the Website & Communication Committee: email@example.com